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Alumni Homecoming 2019
Six College of Sciences alumni share their memories of life at Georgia Tech, the lessons they learned that they applied in their careers, and what they would tell current students about how to make the most of their time in the College of Sciences.

October 31, 2019
Carlos Silva, professor in the School of Physics and the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Tech science powers the technology behind TV and smartphone screens, thanks to breakthroughs in physics, chemistry, and materials science. Carlos Silva, a professor in the School of Physics and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is adding to that legacy with his research into the next generation of semiconductors for electronic devices.

October 29, 2019
Larsen B ice shelf before collapse
Meltwater ponds riddle a kilometer-thick, 10,000-year-old Antarctic ice shelf, which shatters just weeks later. The collapse shocks scientists and unleashes the glacier behind the ice shelf, driving up sea level. A new study puts damage by meltwater ponds to ice shelves and the ensuing threat to sea level into cool, mathematical perspective.

October 29, 2019
Award-winning book (Credit: Princeton University Press)
On the heels of the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics, two more awards have been bestowed on David Hu. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) selected Hu as co-winner of the book award for its 2019 Science Communication Awards. Organizers of China’s Pineapple Science Prizes have named Hu this year’s winner of the physics prize.

October 27, 2019
Andrew Schilling
First-year biochemistry major Andrew Schilling wins quiz 5 of ScienceMatters Season 3.

October 24, 2019
Kim Cobb honored with 2020 Hans Oeschger Medal
Kim Cobb is one of 49 recipients of the 2020 awards and medals of the European Geoscience Union (EGU). A professor in the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Cobb will receive the 2020 Hans Oeschger Medal. The medal recognizes scientists “for their outstanding achievements in ice research and/or short-term climatic changes (past, present, future).”

October 23, 2019
Lewis Wheaton, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences
School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Lewis Wheaton uses his Cognitive Motor Control Lab to research the neurological processes involved when people cope with the loss of a limb, a stroke, or a traumatic brain injury that can impact motor skills.   

October 22, 2019
Venkata Ramana Makkapati
Fourth-year aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Venkata Ramana Makkapati wins quiz 4 of ScienceMatters Season 3.

October 16, 2019
Sally Ng headshot
Since joining Georgia Tech in 2011, Sally Ng has built a formidable research team trying to learn more about aerosols, tiny particles that float in our atmosphere. Ng has already added considerable insight into what aerosols can do to the environment.  

October 15, 2019
Winners of 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Credit: Nobel Media)
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “is a long-overdue recognition to three great scientists and to the electrochemistry research community.” That’s the reaction of Hailong Chen, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech to the announcement on Oct. 9. “They should’ve gotten the prize 10 years ago,” says Matthew McDowell, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at Tech.

October 10, 2019
Georgia Tech undergrads at Lilly España (Courtesy of Cam Tyson)
Lilly Espana, in Alcobendas, Spain, hosted 24 Georgia Tech undergraduate students and two faculty, as part of the College of Sciences’ Barcelona Fall study abroad program.  

October 9, 2019